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by Capt Fortier
Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Stalingrad scenarios
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: Stalingrad scenarios

There are some fascinating aerial photographs here https://www.stalingrad.net/german-hq/aerial-pictures/aerialpictures.htm and you could have a very different "Stalingrad" board depending on where you zoomed in. Many thanks for sharing this link - great photos and really does open up some interesti...
by Capt Fortier
Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changes to the website
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: Changes to the website

On a PC its at the top right of screen after the facebook, twitter, and other social media logos
by Capt Fortier
Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Official Sharp Practice (v2) FaQ?
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: Official Sharp Practice (v2) FaQ?

Its on the Lardies blog, Lard Island News, under Sharp Practice Errata and FAQ
by Capt Fortier
Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Sharpe Practice Characteristic
Replies: 9
Views: 3558

Re: Sharpe Practice Characteristic

I do not add the dice for the Leader's status, as the leader isn't activating/directing the fire. As for being able to define a particular target, it depends on if the unit being activated with Sharp Practice is a single Group or a Formation. Single groups may target any unit within their arc of fi...
by Capt Fortier
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1944 Free French Forces
Replies: 43
Views: 12859

Re: 1944 Free French Forces

Truscott Trotter wrote:
Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:14 pm
Anyone check the minimum range of the US 60mm mortar?
I think it is 24"
by Capt Fortier
Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1944 Free French Forces
Replies: 43
Views: 12859

Re: 1944 Free French Forces

I think adding in mortar fire to close combat seems somewhat risky. Its not like "Handgrenaten!" where the men going in are the same ones throwing the grenades. Isn't there sufficient scope in the rules as they are to reflect the Free French armoured infantry practice, by simply having the platoon l...
by Capt Fortier
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Combat questions
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Re: Combat questions

All of that makes sense - effectively action with or without activation takes you off overwatch
by Capt Fortier
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Combat questions
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Re: Combat questions

Actually, this has got me to thinking, if a team or section on overwatch is engaged as defender in close combat and chooses not to fire, would it still be in overwatch if it wins the close combat? I'd assumed that it would come off overwatch, but on looking at the rules again I don't think defending...
by Capt Fortier
Thu Jul 01, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Combat questions
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Re: Combat questions

For (A), I'd say the answer is YES, the unit on overwatch can shoot as soon as the attacking unit moves within or into its overwatch arc (see FAQ on 9.1.3). For (B), assuming the kills were evenly spread between the two sections, I'd suggest that as each leader was within 4" of a section that has ta...
by Capt Fortier
Tue Jun 29, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book Recommendations, WWI, Italian Front
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Book Recommendations, WWI, Italian Front

John Gooch's The Italian Army and the First World War (Cambridge University Press, 2014) provides an excellent overview and analysis of the Italian experience - have a look at this review to see if it might suit. For more of the Austro-Hungarian story, try John Schindler's Isonzo: The Forgotten Sacr...